Integris®’s Assessment and Readiness Program Helps Ensure Technology and Business Goals of SMBs are on PAR
Integris Program Assesses Existing IT Assets and Readiness for New Technology
Atlanta, GA – March 30, 2012 – Integris, a provider of IT support, strategy and services, announces the Integris Assessment and Readiness (PAR) program designed to evaluate the technology infrastructure of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and, in turn, uncover opportunities to increase efficiency and determine readiness for new technology.
For many SMBs, a focus on growth can result in a reactive approach to managing technology. However, problems arise when an incident, such as an equipment failure or security breach, negatively impacts productivity. Often times, these situations can be prevented with awareness and proactive management of a company’s IT infrastructure. Integris developed PAR to provide growing businesses with a comprehensive view of their existing technology infrastructure, along with expert advice on selecting the best technologies and solutions, increasing efficiency and planning for anticipated future needs — before an issue arises.
The Integris Assessment and Readiness Service is a four step process:
Stakeholder Interviews – Conversations with business owners, department heads and stakeholders to determine current IT issues and successes, along with goals for the future. Understanding the company and its drivers for growth help determine if the right technology is in place to drive the business toward meeting its goals.
Physical Discovery – An evaluation of the current systems and network infrastructure to determine quality, brand and model, age and proper deployment. This step also includes checking for proper cabling, switching and routing, along with inspecting backup system hardware.
Environmental Discovery – Identifies any environmental factors, such as exposure to heat, dust and particulate matter. This step will also note vulnerability to fire and water (flood or fire suppression), theft and possible protection from employee tampering or accidental damage.
Digital Discovery – A review of current software licensing, versions of licensing, legal and technological compliance. The Integris team will also look at the configuration of digital systems to see if they are able to prevent both internal and external security threats. This will help identify strategic alternatives such as updating to a more current software version, selecting a better software for a particular job and/or configuring firewalls for added security.
“Our experience with SMBs shows that a one size fits all approach is not effective in establishing a reliable technology infrastructure and scaling to meet future growth,” said Hamish Davidson, co-founder and president of Integris. “Taking what we’ve learned from working with SMBs, we created PAR to give clients a custom assessment of their current technology situation, identify gaps or inefficiencies in IT systems and resources and provide strategic recommendations for selecting the best technology and services in the future.”
Integris provides technology expertise, services and support to Atlanta-area small and medium-sized businesses. Backed by certified technology professionals, Integris’s services include managed services, cloud computing solutions, virtualization, help desk and computer support, IT strategy, network security, backup and disaster recovery and IP telephony. Integris delivers the right mix of technology and expertise allowing its clients to focus on growing their business. To learn more about how Integris is Driving Business Through Technology and helping companies reduce costs, improve efficiency and maximize productivity, visit integrisit.com or follow us on Twitter.